Following on Meaghan’s meditation on childrearing and work and the putting-together of grown-up puzzle pieces, commenter Vanderlyn asked the following not-crazy question: “Why do people still yearn to have biological children? Especially when doing so will render one’s life (more) financially tenuous, when there are so many unwanted children already out there, and when the world is already straining under the load of 7 billion of us?”
All of which is to say, don’t quit your day job, or if you do, don’t join a 20-person brass band.
“Sometimes, I also dream of getting a bus pass that never runs out of fares.”
I start a successful environmental retail/manufacturing company and set the headquarters in downtown Buffalo (where I grew up), and then buy an old brick, multi-story office building close by and converting the levels into housing for myself/my family, my parents, and my sister. Buffalo economy is revitalized!
Constanza S. writes:
Sometimes I dream that I’ll meet a really wealthy old person who is ignored by their whole family and we’ll become friends and she/he will leave me all their money. I’m thinking we’ll go out to have pizza and ice cream a couple of times and old people usually LOVE ME so that’s probably all it would take.
Then they die and I’m RICH FOREVER. (and sad about losing my friend who I kind of just met but we had a really special connection)
Hey! I want to do a series of illustrations of different daydreams of unexpected financial good fortune. For example, I once met a lady who told me she was at a party where someone stepped outside for a smoke and found a paper bag full of hundred dollar bills.